Hardware specialist Winkhaus has opened a new production facility in the northern area of the German city of Münster, to meet the high demands of a future-oriented production of access control systems.
The new location includes 10,000 sq. m dedicated to manufacturing activities and technology development, and another 3,500 sq. m of office space. With a total surface of 30,000 sq. m, the facility is twice the size of the former production plant, situated in the city centre, and has been designed with layout and material flow optimisation in mind, significantly increasing both the production capacity, and efficiency.
Construction of the new factory was completed in record time, and has resulted in an 80% increase of the production and technology area, compared to the old unit. Processes which had previously been divided over multiple levels, have now been streamlined into a single system.
Justin Harris, commercial director at Winkhaus UK, added: “The investment in a new production facility in Germany reflects our company’s focus on the continuous development of new, advanced products, as well as in maintaining the high levels of customer satisfaction our clients have become accustomed with, thanks to short lead times and the guarantee of unrivalled quality for every single product we supply.”
Alongside the Münster factory, Winkhaus operates two other manufacturing facilities in Germany, at Telgte, where the company focuses on window technology, and Meiningen, where security door locking systems are being developed.
For more information visit http://winkhaus.co.uk or call 01452 348575